To develop an understanding of the relationship between cat owners and vets by researching about the nature of cat ownership around the world and whether/how owners take care of their cats by taking them to the vet.
Cat Ownership Around the World
- A survey in Chile revealed that 49.9% of the respondents had at least one cat. The average number of cats per household was 2.2.
- Russia has the highest number of cat owners in the world at 59%.
- In the U. S., cat owners account for 43% while in the UK, they account for 32%.
- Cats are less common in Asia. Japan and China have ownerships of 16% each.
- South Korea has the least cat ownership at 9%.
- The cat ownership populations in the following countries are:
- USA- 74,059,000.
- China- 53,100,000.
- Russia- 17,800,000
- Brazil- 12,466,000
- France- 11,480,000.
- Germany- 8,200,000.
- UK- 8,000,000
- Italy- 7,400,000.
- Ukraine- 7,350,000.
- Japan- 7,300,000
- Women are more likely to live with a cat (25% of men versus 22% of men have a cat).
Summary of Early Findings
- Our first hour of research focused on collecting different statistics surrounding cat ownership around the world and determining whether all the requested information was available, which it is.
- As requested, our geographical focus was global.
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